DeKalb residents seek appeal of Electoral Board ruling on 5th Ward Alderman Scott McAdams’ candidacy

The board’s decision at a recent meeting has come under scrutiny from opponents for allowing the name of Scott McAdams to remain on voters’ ballots in the April 4 consolidated election.

DeKalb City Council Ward 5 alderman Scott McAdams talks to his attorney Anna Wilhelmi Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, during a City of DeKalb Electoral Board hearing. The hearing was held to decide if McAdams, who is running unopposed for DeKalb’s 5th Ward aldermanic seat, should be removed from the ballot due to objections filed by two residents regarding signatures and filing procedure.